Currently Coveting: Tortoise Shell

Hi friends!  I am all about collections and collecting.  When I was younger I started with sea shells and never looked back!  Lately, I have been wanting to start collecting tortoise shell boxes.  The real deal can be pretty pricey, so the faux version is more likely in my future.  I love the vignettes below styled with tortoise shell.

I love how each little box below is unique and different, kind of like snow flakes!!


Tortoise Shell 3

 John Ellis for Traditional Home

Tortoise Shell 1

Jennifer Jordan

These architectural objects look beyond chic in tortoise pattern.

Tortoise Shell 5

 Karen Robertson

Tortoise Shell 4


Oh la la this mirror and console!!

Tortoise Shell 2


This chair combines two of my favorites- tortoise shell and fretwork!!

Tortoise Shell 6

Lincoln Brooks

This table looks effortlessly styled with a tortoise shell tray.

Tortoise Shell 13

Mark Sikes

The ultimate in luxury- tortoise on the walls!

Tortoise Shell 8


The tortoise on the table helps ground the big bolts of blue!

Tortoise Shell 11

Miles Redd

Tortoise Shell 12

I was searching online and found some beautiful faux tortoise glasses and candles from Neiman Marcus and Pottery Barn.  That may be an easy way for me to experiment with it in my home!


Tortoise Shell 7


Neiman Marcus

tortoise shell

 Pottery Barn

 What do you think?  Yay or nay?  Do have a collection of your own?  Do share in the comments.






  1. Yes!
    I’ve always wanted a set of those glasses, but now you’ve made me want even more tortoise shell! Very pretty…
    Update us when you start your collection.

  2. Oh yes. I have always loved tortoise shell. Its a classic pattern and can go with almost anything, especially animal prints, but I prefer the candle holders over all of the other items.

  3. Angela Saver says:

    If I win, I would get the Astor Mirror! Thanks for the chance!

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